Central Queensland

The branch is an active community of business leaders who are committed to building long-term sustainable growth in the Rockhampton, Yeppoon and Gladstone regions that make up the Central Queensland area.

Around nine per cent of the region’s workforce are directly employed by the development industry. In the Central Queensland area, the branch advocates for members by facilitating regular council discussions. We firmly recognise the important role our industry plays in the economic health of these cities.

Branch Committee

Gideon Genade (Branch President) Gideon Town Planning
Adam Bray Opteon
Melissa Hytch Ingenta
Stephen Schravemade Chris Warren Homes



$1,000 fee stays

Rockhampton Regional Council has upheld their decision to introduce a fee for processing negotiated decision notices. The fee ($1,000) was introduced from 1 July 2020 to submit Change Representation for a negotiated decision notice (SS74-76 (changed during appeal period) of…

BIFOLA hits now: check new requirements

October 1 is the date some new requirements arising from the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2020 (BIFOLA Act) come into play.

State Government Infrastructure charges cap and SARA fee increases

The Infrastructure Charges cap is up by 2.9% and State Agency Referral Assessment (SARA) fees and tribunal fees are up by 1.8%. In light of the challenging economic conditions, the decision to increase state fees during a global pandemic and…


Central Queensland Branch centralqueensland@udiaqld.com.au